Higher Education

Your college or university is an engine of economic growth and keeper of the public trust. With these immense responsibilities, you must be transparent, compliant, and financially responsible. You bring public and private interests together in unique ways and your finances are extremely complex. You may operate across national borders, partner with private corporations, and even operate major sports teams.

Clark Nuber can help your institution meet the highest standards while putting in place financial systems and oversight to support your strategic goals. We know how to effectively navigate complex regulatory and tax issues to help you make the most of your resources, whatever their scale.

Our team has a deep understanding of higher education’s distinctive and varied income and assets, from tuition to endowments to federal research grants to major land holdings. We work hard to stay informed about the issues affecting you and are members of key professional associations that help us stay on top of current developments and trends that affect higher education, including National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Western Association of Colleges and University Business Officers (WACUBO), and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Government Audit Quality Center.

Services we provide to colleges and universities include:

  • Financial statement audits
  • Single Audits
  • Employee benefit and pension plan audits
  • Form 990 tax returns
  • State and local tax consulting
  • Endowments and alternative investment consulting
  • Accounting and disclosure for bonds and interest rate swaps
  • Audits of student financial aid, R&D and other federal programs
  • Research and development grants
  • Indirect cost proposals
  • Internal control studies
  • Forensic accounting and fraud investigations
  • Cost segregation studies

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Testimonial

I have gone through a number of audit firm transitions in my career and this was by far the easiest. All my staff agree – not only were Clark Nuber folks competent and technically skilled, they were great to work with. If it’s possible to get excited about auditors and accountants, then this may be the time!

Don Mortenson

Former Chief Financial Officer,
Seattle Pacific University